Owner in talks to sell ‘Black Five’ George Stephenson

ENGINEER Ian Storey is talking to prospective buyers about selling his unique LMS ‘Black Five’ No. 44767
George Stephenson.

Unique LMS ‘Black Five’ No. 44767 George Stephenson outside the West Shed at Butterley prior to dismantling. BRIAN SHARPE

The locomotive last ran on the North Norfolk Railway three years ago and is currently dismantled as a ‘kit of parts’ at the Midland Railway-Butterley’s West Shed.

The locomotive is registered to run over Network Rail metals from the North Yorkshire Moors Railway to Whitby and from the NNR at Sheringham to Cromer.

Ian said that the boiler is still in good condition and still in ticket.

He said that several faults were found with the locomotive when it was taken to the West Shed and he was talking to a number of possible buyers.

As No. 4767, the locomotive was completed at Crewe Works on the last day of the LMS, December 31, 1947, a few hours before Nationalisation.

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